Federal Era Fashions Revealed: A Summer Skill Building Sewing Weekend--Registration instructions
This is where you will find registration information. Please read carefully. You will not be considered fully registered until you have filled out our Google Doc Registration Form and paid through Paypal. These links are below.
Join us for a summer weekend of learning about and sewing some Federal Era fashion details in historic Savage Maryland's Carroll-Baldwin Hall. We will be studying the differences in dress and style among the different decades in the Federal Era.
Friday night will combine a social and learning time where participants will have dinner and wine while enjoying a display of extant bonnets from Dannielle Perry's personal collection. We will also have shopping! Timely Tresses, Fig Leaf Patterns and 96 District Fabrics will have some of their treasures available for your shopping needs! They will also be available on Saturday as well.
On Saturday, following a keynote presentation on Federal Era fashions from 1790 to 1820 given by Sarah Woodyard, two consecutive workshops will be offered. Participants will learn to fit and construct a chemisette. They will complete the fitting and construction of the basic chemisette with options for completing a neck treatment at home. The second workshop will be creating a plume for millinery or hair. We will wind our day down with another presentation of millinery styles of the period given by Dannielle Perry. Participants will learn how to stack and curl ostrich feathers to create the full period style plumes so often seen in fashion plates of this era. We will have more time for shopping and for help on the projects begun during the day.
We hope to plan an optional visit to a local Federal era mansion on Sunday where we can tour the mansion and promenade in our period dress if we so choose. This will be a no cost event. We will be free to picnic on the premises or we may choose to go out for lunch as a group. Details on this activity will follow but we will need a count for the tour when we get closer to the date,
Plan on dressing out during the weekend to fully get into the early 19th century spirit. If you aren't prepared to dress in Federal Era attire, we will welcome you all the same as it's not a requirement! Above all else, we want our participants to be comfortable!
The fee of $185 includes the Friday night get together with dinner/wine, full day of workshops / presentations on Saturday as well as continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages and dinner on Saturday. Also included are all of your workshop materials. You will just need to bring your basic sewing tools and thread.
Regular updates will be shared on our Facebook event page.
Saturday only -- $170
Friday/Saturday workshop -- $185
We will once again, offer a 2 payment plan for those attending both days. Your second payment is due by July 1 -- $95 X 2
Registration is limited to 40 participants.
In order to register, please fill out our workshop registration form HERE. and follow the directions below for payment. You will not be considered registered until your payment (or half payment if applicable) has been received. We will take names for a waiting list once the workshops fill up. Note: you do not need to have a Paypal account to pay using the Paypal link.